- 10% Quota for general category
- NITI Aayog proposes all India Judicial Service Examination
- CAG Report on government spending
- Need for Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
- Clause 6 of Assam accord : indepth analysis
- Collegium system for appointment of judges
- Fear of Executive Courts
- Tamilnadu Reservation Policy
Governance & Social Justice
- Bhasha Sangam Program : Celebration of Linguistic Diversity
- Cabinet approves revision in list of scheduled tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
- Does India need a coal commission?
- Concerns in Ayushman Bharat
- Depression at workplaces : A major health issue in India
- How to bridge Gender gap in India : Mckinsey Global Institute Report
- Government plans to rename Indian Forest Service
- IGOT Program for Competent Civil Services
- Indian Medical Council Amendment Bill 2018
- National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy
- Government bats for National Medical Devices Promotion Council
- Parental consent for vaccination
- India Signs Agreement with OECD for PISA 2021
- Kerala’s wall of resistance
- Should an IAS officer use Social Media?
- Social media addiction
- Legal Status for SSC
- Tripal Talaq Bill 2018
- Web Wonder Women Campaign by Ministry of WCD
- West Bengal Leaves Ayushman Bharat : In-depth Analysis
- Why Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Is Important For India
- What Is The Asia Reassurance Initiative Act
- E-Passport for Indians
- What Is G-77
- Failed Coup In Gabon
- Bagladesh Election
- Powering South Asian Integration
- ISRO’S New Station In Bhutan
- Kenya Replace Pictures Of Leaders on Coins With Animal
- Macedonia Name Change
- Why Norway Is Important For India
- Why India Need Membership Of NSG
- Pakistan Declared A Hindu Temple A Heritage Site
- Raisina Dialogue 2019
- India’s Republic Day Guest
- India To Take Over Sittwe Port Operation In Myanmar
- U.S. Mexico Border
- US Government Shutdown
- US Venezuela Crisis
- What is Angel Investment?
- Byorung Bridge
- India’s Airport Privatization Plan
- Rationalisation of GST Rates
- 1st Advance Estimates of Economic Growth by CSO
- Democracy Index 2018
- E-DRISHTI Software by Ministry of Railways
- What is GAFA tax
- Ganga Expressway to be Built in UP
- Green-Ag Project launched by India with UN FAO
- Issue of Tax Evasion under GST
- Improvements under GST Regime
- ICAT Certification for Automobilies
- What is Indian Bridge management System?
- Draft Information Technology Amendmenet Rules 2018
- Jamrani multipurpose DAM Project
- What is KALIA Scheme?
- MANDAL DAM
- Mega Merger!
- MSP for minor forest produce
- NITI Aayog suggestions on farm Economy
- India’s first vertical-lift Bridge
- Paradip Hyderabad pipeline
- Measures to address issues in Sugar industry
- Capital infusion in PSBs
- Renukaji dam
- PM Modi inaugrates Rice Research Institute
- Section 74 of the insolvency and Bankruptcy Code
- Social & Environmental Cost of Building dams
- Solar feeder Maharashtra model
- RBI Tokenisation
- Sikkim-Universal basic income
- Global Risks Report 2019
Science & Technology
- Why Beech Trees Dying
- Beat Plastic Pollution Resolve by India
- Why USA Is Killings California Sea Lions
- Carbon Tax
- China’s War On Particulate Air Pollution Is Causing More Serve Ozone Pollution
- CITES Washington Convention
- Coastal Regulation Zone
- Melting Ice Sheets And Release Of methane
- National Clean Air Programme Feature &Critical Analysis
- Oceans Are Heating Up 40% Faster Than Previous Estimates
- Revival Of Iran’s Lake Urmia
- India submitted sixth national report to Convention on Biological Diversity
- How Wild Fire Affect crop and vegetation Production
- NITI Aayog’s SDG Index
Spice of the Month
- Prelims bits || Reports & Indices
Why in News?
- The Global Risks Report 2019 has been released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
About Global Risks Report And Its Significance
- The Global Risks Report 2019 enlists the threats which the world will face in the future ranging from geopolitical and Geo-economic tensions to environmental degradation and disruptions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
- The report presents the results of the Global Risks Perception Survey conducted by the World Economic Forum.
- The report explores the interconnectedness of risks,and is intended to raise awareness about the need for a multi-stakeholder approach to the mitigation of global risk.
Top 10 risks by likelihood as per the latest report
- Extreme weather events.
- Failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
- Major natural disasters.
- Massive incident of data fraud/theft.
- Large scale cyber attacks.
- Man-made environmental damage and disasters.
- Large-scale involuntary migration.
- Major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse.
- Water crises.
- Asset bubbles in a major economy.
Top 10 risks by Impact
- Weapons of mass destruction
- Failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation
- Extreme weather events
- Water crises
- Natural Disaster
- Biodiversity Ines and ecosystem collapse
- Critical information infrastructure breakdown
- Man-made environmental disasters
- Spread of infectious diseases
Detailed Analysis Of The Report And Key Takeaways
- Environmental risks dominate the global risks landscape in terms of impact and likelihood for the third year in a row. This includes extreme weather events and failure of climate mitigation and adaptation The report finds that business leaders are more concerned about climate in the long term. This disconnect will need to be tackled.
- Global risks are intensifying, but our capacity to respond to them is declining. Power is moving towards more nationalist, authoritarian states and they are becoming more inward-looking.
- Geopolitics and Geo-economic factors, such as uncertainty and nationalism are fuelling risks. Innovation is also outpacing our ability to manage it and there are growing concerns around technology misuse.
- Shorter-term fears are around geopolitical and cyber threats. For top business leaders, the cyber risk concern is rising globally and is the highest ranked threat. Other concerns also exist, including fiscal crises, unemployment, energy price shocks, national governance failure, interstate conflict and natural disasters.
- There is a significant financing gap (US$18 trillion) in infrastructure capital – with only US$79 trillion currently planned between now and 2040. This means 20% more financing is needed than we are putting in today. Furthermore, infrastructure needs to be resilient to extreme weather events. Business, with its reliance on public sector infrastructure, will be impacted and need to work with government on solutions.
- Time is running out to keep global warming below 1.5°C since pre-industrial era levels. Do you agree? Discuss.
- Discuss highlights and key facts on the report, risks highlighted by the report.
- What are the concerns and challenges exposed by the report?
- What is the need for tactical measures and significance of multi- stakeholder approach?